Berkeley woman hopes for justice in cold case slaying (KTVU)
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Berkeley man charged in 2011 Oakland shooting sent to prison (Coco Times)
Berkeley home on market for first time since 1950s (SF Chronicle)
A new coffee shop is set to open on Berkeley's Fourth Street, and a new beer garden and restaurant with fine pedigree is coming to Oakland.
By Kate Darby Rauch and Emilie Raguso
The U.S. Postal Service is set to list Berkeley’s downtown Post Office for sale. It’s a beautiful, landmarked building and the City Council opposes its sale which is understandable, but the city needs a position regarding possible future uses of the building, argues Dorothy Walker, a former member of Berkeley’s Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee, in an Opinionator piece published today.
Like many Berkeley residents, I have been following with great interest and concern the fate of our downtown Berkeley Post Office. It is a tragic commentary on the accelerating impoverishment of the public sector in our country that a public building constructed one hundred years ago with public money to serve community needs is likely to be sold to the highest bidder.
ART SHOW The La Peña Cultural Center is holding an event this Sunday to celebrate the upcoming unveiling of its renovated Song of Unity mural. A Q&A about public art projects will be hosted by Ray Patlan, an accomplished muralist with work featured around the world, and will show work by artists Christian Muñoz,Maria Guzman, and Gonzalo Hidalgo. Attendees will also have a chance to see the 32-color silkscreen reproduction of the original “Song of Unity” mural, which is available for purchase. This is a family event, with arts and crafts stations and a variety of traditional Chilean cuisine. The event is free (donations accepted) and takes place on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11am-2pm at at La Peña Cultural Center at 3105 Shattuck Ave. (more…)
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